1. any of numerous small chiefly blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae2. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic3. blue clothing; "she was wearing blue"4. the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"5. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"6. the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"7. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge8. turn blue9. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"10. having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October''s bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke"11. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"12. low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"13. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the14. used to signify the Union forces in the Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line"15. suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
Related Phrases of 'blue'
1. blue wall of silence - the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers; "the blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up"2. blue wall - the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers; "the blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up"3. blue pointed - common blue-gray shark of southwest Pacific; sport and food fish4. blue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters5. great blue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters6. blue jay - common jay of eastern North America; bright blue with grey breast7. blue mockingbird - mockingbird of Mexico8. blue tit - widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head9. fairy bluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies10. blue darter - bluish-gray North American hawk having a darting flight11. blue racer - bluish-green blacksnake found from Ohio to Texas12. blue peafowl - peafowl of India and Ceylon13. blue goose - North American wild goose having dark plumage in summer but white in winter14. blue point - small edible oyster typically from the southern shore of Long Island
1. <shocked at the blue banter she heard on that satellite-radio talk show>2. <a cold, dreary day always leaves me blue>3. Democrats are launching an ambitious plan in Texas: They want to turn the red state blue, and they're looking to Latinos to make that happen. Read Article4. Out of the blue: Charlotte, Southern Miss among biggest surprises. Read Article5. Ever diverging models of red and blue state governance, with red states cutting social insurance and services, might spell demand for that spending to be replaced at the federal level. Read Article6. China issues blue alert for thick fog. Read Article7. A Democratic group says it can make Texas more blue than red. Read Article